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  1. lisa127

    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I am in contact with this person about this baby. I did not tell them that is not a Russian. But how does the baby look? I am waiting on more pics from the person rehoming him/her. I'll let you know what happens.
    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pet/5118851843.html
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    Pic. not very clear, but seems to look okay to me.
    But you really need to have a good look at the eyes, touch the tortoise legs to see how it reacts, check the shell hardness, feel the weight etc.
    It's difficult to tell even from the best photos.
    It says leopard on this ad.
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    I would try to find out more about its history, where they got it how they have kept it etc. And yes it does say leopard in the ad.
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    oh, then they changed it. I did tell him in text that it wasn't a Russian.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    That's an ok price for a leopard tortoise of that size. You might be taking a chance by buying a baby that has been kept dry.
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    I agree with Yvonne, and it also looks to be on sand or some sort and could cause the little one big problems.
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    When I spoke to the poster, I asked for more pics so I could see how he looks. I was sent a few other pics and the eyes were never open. That bothers me. I won't pay money unless I see a bright eyed healthy tortoise.
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    Absolutely right, bright alert eyes are essential.
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    There are some very sad tortoises on Craigslist.
    I wish I knew how to download some of them here.
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